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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: J  Marshall Unger
Institution: Ohio State University
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Homepage: http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/unger26/
State and/or Country: OH
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Specialty: Japanese
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: (Books)
The Role of Contact in the Origins of the Japanese and Korean Languages (2008)
Ideogram: Chinese Characters and the Myth of Disembodied Meaning (2004)
Literacy and Script Reform in Occupation Japan: Reading between the Lines (1996)
The Fifth Generation Fallacy: Why Japan Is Betting Its Future on Artificial Intelligence (1987)
Studies in Early Japanese Morphophonemics (1977; 2nd ed. 1993)

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